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  • A potent threat of major earthquake off California's northern coast

    03/13/2014 9:34:45 PM PDT · by John W · 32 replies
    latimes.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia
    If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect. A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More than 100 bridges would be lost, power lines toppled and coastal towns isolated. Residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to flee to higher ground, and as many as 10,000 would perish. For years, scientists believed the largest earthquake the area could produce was magnitude 7.5. But scientists...
  • 6.9 earthquake strikes off Northern California coast

    03/09/2014 11:34:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 9, 2014, 11:21 p.m. | Shelby Grad
    A magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred off the coast of Eureka in Northern California on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The temblor hit at 10:18 p.m. 50 miles west of Eureka in Humboldt County. According to the USGS, the earthquake was felt over a large swath of the North Coast as well as other parts of Northern California. …
  • State-Level Secession Movements in the United States: Northern Colorado and Jefferson

    10/10/2013 12:37:13 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 22 replies
    GeoCurrents ^ | 10-9-13 | Martin W Lewis
    The intense political polarization of the United States is most clearly reflected by the dysfunctional nature of the federal government. At a more local scale, it is seen as well in the growing movement to create new states by splitting existing ones. Most of these cases involve the desire of people in rural, conservative counties to secede from the more liberal states in which they are currently located. A front-page story in the October 7 edition of the New York Times, for example, highlights a drive to devise a new state of “Northern Colorado.” Eleven Colorado counties will vote on...
  • Trains carrying more oil across US amid boom

    12/29/2012 8:51:23 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    ap ^ | Dec 28, 2012 | MATTHEW BROWN and JOSH FUNK
    Energy companies behind the oil boom on the Northern Plains are increasingly turning to an industrial-age workhorse - the locomotive - to move their crude to refineries across the U.S., as plans for new pipelines stall and existing lines can't keep up with demand. ... The environmental fears carry an ironic twist: Oil trains are gaining popularity in part because of a shortage of pipeline capacity - a problem that has been worsened by environmental opposition to such projects as TransCanada's stalled Keystone XL pipeline. That project would carry Bakken and Canadian crude to the Gulf of Mexico. Wayde Schafer,...
  • Northern Lights Visible Possibly as Far South as NYC, Michigan, and Oregon...

    03/08/2012 2:54:18 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    The massive solar storms currently bombarding the earth with charged particales (@ 4 million mph!) are the largest in over five years, driven by a double solar flare. This phenomenon could bring the beauty of the Aurora Borealis to places it's rarely seen early this morning and heading-on-in to Thursday night... What we have is the Sun belching-out a cloud of gas (twice) who's strong electrical charges will temporarily warp the Earth's own magnetic field as it gets here... which is now. They also play havoc with elements like Nitrogen in our upper-atmosphere, and thus the auroras are produced. But as we wait for...
  • My toilet paper makes me sad (Georgia-Pacific, Koch brothers)

    05/11/2011 2:51:26 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 140 replies
    5-11-2011 | me
    Today I was in Costco. As I entered the papergoods area a demonstration woman approached me about a sale on Northern triple ply quilted bathroom tissue. It's my brand and I strongly support a soft 3 ply, but that's not my point. The demonstration woman went on to show me on the packaging that Georgia Pacific donates money to the Susan G Komen foundation. I stopped in my tracks and said " I wish you hadn't told me that. The Susan G Komen Foundation funds Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood ( or Planned Barrenhood) is the largest provider of abortions...
  • NORAD, Northern Command to Cut 79 Positions as Part of Cost-Savings Measure

    02/23/2011 9:54:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    fox news | 2/23/11 | staff
    NORAD and the U.S. Northern Command will cut 79 positions as part of Defense Secretary Robert Gates' cost-savings initiative to improve efficiency that he issued late last year. Commanders said 40 of the positions will be military and 39 will be civilian. Offices most directly affected include chaplains, history, surgeon general and control systems. Most of the people who lose their jobs will be transferred to other posts in the military, and in some cases the military will help individuals find new employment, a NORAD spokesman told Fox News. And some of the positions, which are currently vacant, simply will...
  • On the Northern District Court in Florida’s Affordable Care Act Ruling

    01/31/2011 2:20:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    usdoj ^ | 1/31/11 | dept. of justice
    Following the ruling today out of the Northern District Court in Florida on the Affordable Care Act, Tracy Schmaler, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs released the following statement: Home » Briefing Room » The Justice Blog Printer Friendly Icon Printer Friendly The Justice Blog On the Northern District Court in Florida’s Affordable Care Act Ruling January 31st, 2011 Posted by Tracy Russo Following the ruling today out of the Northern District Court in Florida on the Affordable Care Act, Tracy Schmaler, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs released the following statement: “The department intends to...
  • Northern blaze delights many in the Arab world (Israel)

    12/04/2010 7:31:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    inn ^ | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Many Arabs also strongly condemned Egypt and Jordan for agreeing to help in extinguishing the blaze, according to Arab media outlets. Many in the Arab world seem to be happy with the big fire that has been raging in northern Israel over the past few days. Judging from comments on the blaze from readers in several leading Arab media outlets and websites, a majority believe that God is “punishing” Israel for occupying Arab lands and killing Palestinians, especially during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip. Many Arabs also strongly condemned Egypt and Jordan for agreeing to help in extinguishing...
  • Earthquake in Northern Ohio?

    06/23/2010 10:49:10 AM PDT · by DocCincy · 300 replies · 2+ views
    Just felt our whole office building shake here in Northern Ohio. Lasted about 10 seconds. Anyone else feel anything??
  • Pacific volcano erupts near Marianas islands.......

    05/31/2010 11:51:49 AM PDT · by TaraP · 10 replies · 834+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 30th, 2010
    SAIPAN, Northern Marianas – A volcanic eruption near the Pacific's Northern Mariana Islands shot clouds of ash and vapor nearly eight miles into the sky, federal scientists said. The eruption occurred early Saturday and appeared to come from an underwater volcano off Sarigan, a sparsely inhabited island about 100 miles north of the U.S. commonwealth's main island of Saipan. The Northern Marianas are about 3,800 miles southwest of Hawaii. USGS volcanologist Game McGimsey said Sunday that scientists are still trying to pinpoint the source but evidence is pointing to an underwater mountain. "People on the island (Sarigan) heard a loud...
  • Soft toilet paper becomes target of environmentalists

    12/17/2009 12:27:42 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 141 replies · 3,380+ views
    kansas.com ^ | 12-17-09 | Donald Bradley
    "They'll take my Ultra Soft Charmin only when they pry it from my cold, dead, aloe-smelling hands." Highly doubtful it will come to that. Please, sit. We're talking about toilet paper. Charlton Heston's famous vow was of guns. The issue over tissue in the bathroom — the really super-soft stuff — is more like the fight about the big SUVs loved by many Americans. Anti-green, environmentalists say. Politically incorrect. Why should Americans use luxurious toilet paper made from old-growth trees when much of the world gets by with a far more basic and often recycled product? Why should we flush...
  • Dozens of Simultaneous Fires in Northern Israel are ‘Arab Arson’

    07/01/2009 2:59:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 592+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 7/1/09 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) Fire fighters in northern Israel fought dozens of blazes that broke out during the day Wednesday, most of them around noontime. A source in the Hadera Fire Services told News1 that due to the fact that numerous fires broke out in a relatively limited area, the working assumption is that they were deliberately set. “We still do not know how the fires were set and we do not have details about the arsonist or arsonists,” he said.
  • Elected Officials From Both Parties Unwilling To Protect America

    01/14/2009 9:38:21 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 9 replies · 763+ views
    BorderFireReport ^ | 1/14/09 | Michael Cutler
    Two news reports point to the clear and present danger the deteriorating situation in Mexico poses to our nation and our citizens. The first article, "U.S. Plans Border ‘Surge’ Against Any Drug Wars" appears in today's edition of the New York Times, while the second article, "Obama faces Mexican drug war" was published in the Washington Times last week, on January 2nd. In my judgement, the deteriorating situation in Mexico can be traced back to the relative ease with which the drug cartels were able to move people and narcotics into the United States because our nation's "leaders" have been...
  • Punching Back Hard In Northern Virginia

    10/15/2008 1:48:45 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 1 replies · 367+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 15, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Mike Ginsberg, chairman of the 8th District Republican Committee for the Republican Party of Virginia: I know it looks like this area is for Obama by a mile, with all the yard signs and everything, but I wanted to make a few points to give you some reason for optimism. One of the jobs of our committee is to provide bumper stickers and signs to supporters. We can’t keep enough of these materials in stock. We get cleaned out of signs and stickers week after week at local farmers’ markets and local festivals and events. There is an enormous amount...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Jan. 6-12, 2008: Panorama of the Dolomites

    01/08/2008 9:08:45 AM PST · by cogitator · 6 replies · 112+ views
    A true panoramic view of one part of the Italian Dolomites. Posted 1/3 size; click for full effect! If you go to the heading link, you can see the same image with labels of the names of the peaks, and a different panorama.
  • Northern Iraq Operations Expose Enemy’s Grim Nature

    12/21/2007 2:59:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 161+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2007 – Ongoing Multinational Force Iraq operations against terrorists are focused in the country’s northern provinces, where al Qaeda activity is heavy, a U.S. military official said from Baghdad. Al Qaeda has gravitated north because they’ve been pushed out of Anbar province, in the west, and improved security has constrained their operations in Baghdad and areas south, Air Force Col. Donald Bacon, chief of strategy and plans for Multinational Force Iraq’s Strategic Communications Division, said in a conference call with online journalists and “bloggers” Dec. 19. Operation Iron Reaper, which began the last week of November, is...
  • Multi-National Division - North continues to rebuild northern Iraq

    10/26/2007 5:32:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 113+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | SGT Serena Hayden
    Two women from Diyala province cut wire to assist in the assembly of transformers at a Diyala Electrical Industries factory which is located in Baqouba, Iraq, Oct. 22. Diyala Electric Industries, which has been operating at a limited capacity since 2003, now employs approximately 800 citizens from Baqouba and its surrounding villages. Photo by Sgt. Serena Hayden, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — North continues working with the Government of Iraq to rebuild the infrastructure and improve the quality of life for the people of Northern Iraq. Since assuming responsibility of northern Iraq in September...
  • Northern Rock Customers Withdraw £1BN (UK - Bank Panic)

    09/14/2007 3:35:01 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 712+ views
    The Telegraph (UK ^ | 9-14-2007 | Harry Wallop
    Northern Rock customers withdraw £1bn By Harry Wallop, Consumer Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 10:13pm BST 14/09/2007 About £1 billion was withdrawn by panicking Northern Rock customers on Friday, as fears for the bank's future sent shock waves through the City and caused its shares to crash. The company's phone lines were jammed for most of the day, its website crashed and the 72 branches were besieged by thousands of worried customers after it admitted having to ask the Bank of England for emergency funding. The scenes came as the financial turmoil that has engulfed the money markets in the past...
  • Northern Rock Customers Queue As Cash Crisis Hits High Street

    09/14/2007 7:48:33 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 632+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-14-2007 | Emma Thelwell
    Northern Rock customers queue for cash as crisis hits high street By Emma Thelwell Last Updated: 3:01pm BST 14/09/2007 The credit crisis spilled onto Britain's high streets today as worried Northern Rock customers queued up to withdraw their savings. Their fears were prompted by the revelation this morning that Britain's fifth-biggest mortgage lender had to ask the Bank of England for emergency financial assistance. Tony Looch: 'I'm taking the lot out' Despite Northern Rock's assurances that there was no need for customers to panic, queues continued to build steadily at the London branches visited by the Daily Telegraph today. For...
  • Surge Progress May Lead to Troop Reductions in Northern Iraq, General Says

    07/13/2007 5:19:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 367+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 13, 2007 – Now at full strength, the U.S. troop surge in Iraq is showing “definitive progress” and the number of forces serving in Iraq’s Multinational Division North could be halved by summer 2009, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon said today. A reduction of U.S. forces under the general’s command could begin as early as January 2008, he told Pentagon reporters via videoconference. Mixon, commander of both Multinational Division North and the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division, is responsible for six Iraqi provinces in northern Iraq, including the city of Baqubah -- site of the ongoing...
  • Will Turkey invade northern Iraq?

    07/09/2007 4:19:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 621+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/07 | Christopher Torchia - ap
    ISTANBUL, Turkey - Reports that Turkey has massed a huge military force on its border with Iraq bolstered fears that an invasion targeting hideouts of Kurdish rebels could be imminent. But how deeply into Iraq is the Turkish army willing to go, how long would it stay and what kind of fallout could come from allies in Washington and other NATO partners? All these questions weigh on Turkey's leaders, who have enough on their hands without embarking on a foreign military adventure. Turkey is caught up in an internal rift between the Islamic-rooted government and the military-backed, secular establishment, less...
  • Huge Storms Sweep Northern Europe (25+ Dead)

    01/18/2007 2:34:11 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 512+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-18-2007
    Huge storms sweep northern Europe Huge waves pound the port of Wimereux, northern France At least 25 people have been killed as violent storms lashed northern Europe, causing travel chaos across the region. Britain was the worst hit with nine people killed as rain and gusts of up to 99mph (159km/h) swept the country. Hurricane-force winds battering Germany have claimed at least seven lives. The other deaths were reported in France, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. The severe weather has forced hundreds of flight, rail and ferry cancellations and prompted road and school closures. Meteorologists at London's Met Office...
  • Northern Command Chief Talks of 9-11 Experiences, State of Defense Today

    09/11/2006 4:43:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 223+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2006 – One result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was the establishment of U.S. Northern Command to deal with threats aimed at the United States, the organization’s commander said here today. During an interview at the Pentagon’s Radio Day event, Navy Adm. Timothy Keating spoke his personal experiences during the attack and about his command. Keating, who is also the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command, was the Navy’s director of operations in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. “I was in the operations update when the news hit of the first plane...
  • Northern Refuge: White Spruce Survived Last Ice Age In Alaska

    08/06/2006 2:06:52 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 700+ views
    Science News ^ | 8-6-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Northern Refuge: White spruce survived last ice age in Alaska Sid Perkins Genetic analysis of white spruce trees at sites across North America suggest that that species endured the harsh climate of Alaska throughout the last ice age, a notion that scientists have debated for decades. ICE AGE SURVIVORS. White spruce trees, common in high-latitude North American forests today, endured in Alaska during the last ice age, a new genetic analysis suggests. Inset shows Alaskan and other sites (red dots) sampled in that study. iStockphoto; (inset) Anderson, et al. Picea glauca, the white spruce, is one of the most common...
  • Israel Withdraws Troops From Northern Gaza

    07/08/2006 3:27:13 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 307+ views
    Israel withdraws troops from northern Gaza (Filed: 08/07/2006) Israel has withdrawn its forces from most of the northern Gaza Strip, where fighting has left nearly 30 Palestinians dead. Column of Israeli tanks The Israeli army, which launched its offensive 11 days ago to free an abducted soldier, pulled out today from the towns of Beit Lahiya and Beit Hanoun, the Erez industrial zone, and three former Israeli settlements. Troops had seized the area earlier this week, creating a "buffer zone" aimed at deterring militants from firing rockets into the coastal city of Ashkelon. However, rocket fire has continued. An army...
  • Command Arrangements Change in Northern Baghdad Area

    05/16/2006 3:57:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 177+ views
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 16, 2006 – When the 2nd Brigade of the 9th Iraqi Mechanized Division assumed 150 square kilometers of battlespace north of Baghdad yesterday, it was more than just a paperwork shuffle. "From the command and control perspective, they go from reporting to (the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry) to me," 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Commander U.S. Army Col. James Pasquarette said during an interview. "They now report straight into my headquarters, and I report to the 4th (Infantry Division)." But this arrangement is only temporary. In June, the 2nd Brigade's parent unit, the 9th Division, will...
  • Northern Iraqi Units Engaged in the Fight, General Says

    05/05/2006 5:48:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 199+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, May 5, 2006 – All the Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq are engaged in the fight against terrorism and are making progress toward leading operations early next year, the U.S. general in charge of operations in the area said today. U.S. forces in the northern provinces are focused on building an Iraqi security force capable of providing domestic order and denying safe haven to terrorists, Army Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Turner II, commander of Multinational Division North and the 101st Airborne Division, said in a news conference from Iraq. Four Iraqi army divisions operate in the north, consisting...
  • Airmen improve base for Soldiers in northern Iraq

    04/26/2006 11:22:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 338+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Airman 1st Class Jason Ridder
    /26/2006 - FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq (AFPN) -- In the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Airmen from the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing are using their construction expertise to help the U.S. and Iraqi governments and the U.S. Army. The 557th Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron is deployed in support of the Army's 555th Combat Support Brigade (Maneuver Enhancement) here. Red Horse stands for Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineer. "Red Horse is a heavy construction outfit that directly supports combat air power worldwide," said Senior Master Sgt. Brian Richardson, Red Horse airfields manager. "They provide air component commanders...
  • Former Def.Min. Moshe Arens: "Northern Gaza Must be Recaptured"

    04/25/2006 11:19:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 812+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | April 25, 2006 | Staff
    "I fear that the government is refraining from sending IDF troops into Gaza to stop the Kassam rockets because it doesn't want to admit its mistake in withdrawing from Gaza in the first place." So said Prof. Moshe Arens today, speaking with Arutz-7's Uzi Baruch. Prof. Arens served as Defense Minister in four different Israeli governments and Foreign Minister in one. Arens said that a military ground operation is necessary because the "IDF's artillery barrage on northern Gaza is totally futile, as the terrorists fire the rockets from densely populated areas while Israel shells empty areas." "The security establishment must...
  • Strong Leaders Keep Northern Iraq Calm

    04/21/2006 4:34:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 367+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2006 – The relative calm that has been seen in Iraq's northern provinces can be attributed to aggressive coalition and Iraqi leaders who understand the area and know how to diffuse problems before they happen, a U.S. commander in the area said today. "The presence of coalition forces, along with an increasingly competent and confident Iraqi army brigade and Iraqi police force inside Kirkuk, are keeping a lid on potential violence," Army Col. David R. Gray, commander of 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, said in a satellite news conference from Iraq. Kirkuk province is an ethnically diverse...
  • Coalition Task Force Provides Security in Northern Persian Gulf

    04/13/2006 3:56:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 155+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Petty Officer 1st Class Jay Price, USN
    ABOARD USS PELELIU IN THE NORTHERN PERSIAN GULF, April 13, 2006 – A multinational task force is hard at work here, seeking to preserve the free and secure use of the northern Persian Gulf by legitimate mariners and to prevent terrorists from transporting personnel, weapons or other illicit material by sea. Combined Task Force 58 includes naval forces from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, including U.S. Coast Guard, as well as Iraqi sailors and marines. U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Carl B. Jensen, who leads Expeditionary Strike Group 3, took command of the task force April 10....
  • Combined forces disrupt anti-Iraqi forces with Operation Northern Lights (10th Mtn. Div.)

    03/24/2006 5:21:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 404+ views
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, March 24, 2006) – Iraqi army and Coalition Forces kicked off Operation Northern Lights March 22 to disrupt anti-Iraqi forces, and find and destroy terrorist caches in the Abu Ghraib area west of Baghdad. The joint and combined operation began with 3rd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, and 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, moving to blocking positions by ground before Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, air assaulted onto the objective to conduct a cordon and search. By late afternoon, Soldiers from the 3rd Bde., 6th Iraqi Army...
  • Weather service issues flood warnings for Northern California rivers

    03/05/2006 5:30:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 428+ views
    Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO The National Weather Service warned Sunday that a Northern California storm could cause flooding in portions of the Russian River and Napa River. The service issued flood warnings for the Napa River at St. Helena for late Sunday night or early Monday morning and for the Russian River at Healdsburg for Monday morning. The Napa River at St. Helena had risen to about 8 feet early Sunday afternoon, below the 19-foot flood level, said Jeff Kopps, a hydrologist at the National Weather Service in Monterey. The Russian River at Healdsburg had risen to about 3 feet,...
  • Bomb, terror cells disabled in northern Iraq

    01/28/2006 11:47:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 321+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 26, 2006 | Task Force Band of Brothers Public Affairs
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 26, 2006) – Coalition forces captured 63 suspected insurgents in northern Iraq so far this week, including some thought to be in a ring responsible for local beheadings. Two caches of weapons were also found in the Tikrit area, including artillery shells rigged to propane tanks that officials said could have been used against the local population. Terrorists captured while placing IED Task Force Band of Brothers Soldiers captured three terrorists placing an Improved Explosive Device near Hawijah Wednesday afternoon. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team saw the men drive...
  • Hostages freed, 3 weapon caches seized in northern Iraq

    01/12/2006 3:42:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 361+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 12, 2005 | Task Force Band of Brothers
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 12, 2006) – Two kidnapped Iraqi men were freed, three weapons caches discovered and 21 anti-Iraqi suspects were detained in northern Iraq Jan. 11. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division were patrolling Wednesday afternoon in Khadasia when they surprised a group of men gathered around two vehicles. The vehicles raced away as the patrol approached. One vehicle escaped, but the Iraqi troops were able to stop the second. The Soldiers quickly disarmed the two suspects and searched the vehicle. The victims were found bound and gagged in the car’s...
  • Upcoming Supreme Court Case 'Huge' for Abortion Rights, Law Professor Says (NH's Ayotte v. PP)

    11/30/2005 2:45:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,141+ views
    Duke News ^ | 11/28/05
    News Tip: Upcoming Supreme Court Case 'Huge' for Abortion Rights, Law Professor Says “The question in this case isn’t whether Roe v. Wade is going to be overturned, but whether it is going to be severely undermined,’’ says Neil Siegel Monday, November 28, 2005 Durham, N.C. -- On Nov. 30, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a challenge to a New Hampshire law that could significantly affect abortion rights, a Duke University law professor says. In Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the Court will consider, among other things, how courts should analyze abortion restrictions and whether a...
  • Security forces silence enemy mortars in northern Iraq

    11/15/2005 5:21:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 415+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 14, 2005 | Lt. Col. Andre Hance
    MOSUL, Iraq (Army News Service, Nov. 14, 2005) – Two insurgent mortar teams were captured near Baqubah and 76 other suspected terrorists were detained in northern Iraq this past week. Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces from Task Force Freedom detained 76 suspected terrorists and seized a number of weapons during operations in northern Iraq Nov. 9-14. Iraqi Police along with Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment detained 24 individuals suspected of terrorist activity and seized AK-47s during separate operations in Tal Afar Nov. 10-11. Iraqi Army Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division detained 15 individuals...
  • Larry Northern of Waco

    08/16/2005 5:32:55 PM PDT · by Tex52 · 144 replies · 4,182+ views
    Self | 08/16/2005 | Tex 52
    Just wanted to let Freepers know that Larry Northern, the man that knocked down the crosses outside the Bush ranch, is a Purple Heart winner from Vietnam. He was wounded by shrapnel that hit his juglar vein. I think maybe he had enough of Shean. She brings back the worst of how our soldiers were treated after Vietnam.
  • Forces strike terrorists in northern Iraq

    10/04/2005 4:20:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 364+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 4, 2005 | unattributed
    MOSUL, Iraq (Army News Service, Oct. 3, 2005) – Iraqi security forces and Soldiers from Task Force Freedom detained 49 suspected terrorists, killed two insurgents, injured another two, and seized weapons during operations in northern Iraq Sep. 30 - Oct. 3. Nine individuals suspected of terrorist activity were detained during a cordon and search operation in western Mosul Oct. 2. In central Mosul on the same day, three individuals suspected of terrorist activity were detained by Iraqi police alongside Soldiers from the 2/1 Infantry Regiment during a cordon and search operation. The Task Force Freedom Soldiers involved the operations were...
  • What Do They Expect? Cindy’s Protest Generates Hostility from Vietnam Vet.

    08/19/2005 9:34:17 AM PDT · by WillMalven · 11 replies · 680+ views
    The Tin Ear Times ^ | 8/19/05 | Will Malven
    Larry Chad Northern, a 59-year-old Speegleville, Texas resident was arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief for allegedly running over some of the makeshift crosses placed on the side of the road by anti-war protestors near the President’s Crawford, Texas ranch on Monday night. Mr. Northern is identified as a Vietnam veteran and a realtor in Waco. Now as to his motivations, one can only offer conjecture. I would guess that, as a veteran of a war in which the sort of people with whom Cindy Sheehan is associating led anti-war protests and spat on soldiers as they returned from...
  • How does the McCartney sisters - IRA affair compare to Venezuela's international perception

    03/17/2005 1:04:25 PM PST · by alekboyd · 1 replies · 367+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 17.03.05 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 17.03.05 | On very rare occasions I lift my self imposed restriction to comment upon issues non related to my country but I guess the recent killing of Robert McCartney by IRA terrorists is a good opportunity to do so and draw some comparisons between Northern Ireland and Venezuela.Informed readers ought to be aware of the terrorist activities of the IRA in their campaign to 'liberate' Northern Ireland of British occupation. From a Republican perspective said exercise to reclaim sovereignty by the Irish is somewhat admirable. As a matter of fact not long ago I quotedGerry Adams remarks “sometimes...
  • Guns, God and the American Flag - (Yankees & Southerners)

    02/24/2005 4:02:20 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 154 replies · 4,086+ views
    BACONS REBELLION.COM ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2003 | JAMES ATTICUS BOWDEN
    Howard Dean and Yankee Democrats don't have a clue what it means to be a Southerner. It's not about Confederate flags. It's about honor, family, self reliance and American patriotism. Who are these Confederate voters that Vermonter Howard Dean wants to represent? Is Jefferson Davis on the ballot again? I thought he was dead, along with the Confederate States of America. Hey, I’m a Southerner, why didn’t I get the memo? Duh, Dean was just being "hisself", a Yankee liberal, describing voters as he sees people – divided by race, class and gender. What a hoot. Liberals imagine identity politics...
  • New Prehistoric Rock Carvings Discovered In Northern England

    01/14/2005 2:21:48 PM PST · by blam · 71 replies · 1,873+ views
    Contact: Aron Mazel a.d.mazel@ncl.ac.uk 44-191-222-7845 University of Newcastle upon Tyne New prehistoric rock carvings discovered in Northern England Example of rock art at Weetwood Moor, Northumberland (credit, Aron Mazel) More than 250 new examples of England's finest array of prehistoric rock art carvings, sited close to the Scottish border, have been discovered by archaeologists compiling a unique database. Now over one thousand of the 'cup and ring' carvings can be admired on a new website, which carries 6,000 images and is said to be the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. The site, which goes live today, includes...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • You Know You're From Northern Virginia If...

    11/29/2004 4:58:09 PM PST · by FoxPro · 137 replies · 3,831+ views
    You Know You're From Northern Virginia If... 1. Speed limits are just suggestions. 2. You take a major highway to school (95, 66, 28, etc.). 3. You constantly complain about there being nothing to do, even though you are right next to DC. 4. You have at least 2 friends who have no idea what their parents do because it's "top secret" government work. 5. 50% of your senior class plans on going either to Mason, JMU, Tech, or UVA. 6. When people ask where you're from, you tell them DC because it's easier to explain. 7. You've never told...
  • Proposed reality show on Civil War draws crowd in Gettysburg

    11/22/2004 6:56:33 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 31 replies · 1,012+ views
    ledger-enq ^ | Nov. 21, 2004
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A weekend casting call for a proposed reality TV show based on the Civil War drew potential contestants hoping for the grand prize: $1 million in gold. Producer Kevin Dolan is shopping around "Sabers and Roses" and said he is hopeful of landing a network deal. Dolan owns the historic Landon House in Maryland, where real-life Confederate Gen. Jeb Stuart hosted his "Sabers and Roses" ball in 1862 before the battle of Antietam.Dolan would host the show in the guise of his alter ego, "Johnny Reb." Contestants would be divided into Yankee and Rebel teams; each contestant...
  • Is Israel's Security Barrier Unique?

    11/16/2004 5:10:49 AM PST · by stevejackson · 57 replies · 1,366+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 16, 2004 | Ben Thein
    On July 9, 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Israel's security barrier was a violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law. Eleven days later, the United Nations General Assembly voted 150-6 to condemn Israel and demand removal of the barrier. All twenty-five members of the European Union supported the motion.[1] The EU position would not have been so offensive had it not then undertaken an act of stunning hypocrisy. In August 2004, the EU put out tenders for companies to construct a European separation fence to prevent migration into the EU from countries excluded from...
  • Neanderthal Man 'Never Walked In Northern Europe'

    08/21/2004 7:25:32 PM PDT · by blam · 188 replies · 5,880+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-22-2004 | Tony Paterson
    Neanderthal Man 'never walked in northern Europe' By Tony Paterson in Berlin (Filed: 22/08/2004) Historians of the Stone Age fear that they will have to rip up their theories about Neanderthal Man after doubt has been cast on the carbon dating of skeletons by a leading German anthropologist. Work by the flamboyant Professor Reiner Protsch von Zieten showed that Neanderthal Man existed in northern Europe. Calculations on skeletal remains found at Hahnofersand, near Hamburg, stated they were 36,000 years old. Yet recent research at Oxford University's carbon-dating laboratory has suggested that they date back a mere 7,500 years. By that...
  • California officials push bill designating northern state wilderness

    07/22/2004 8:34:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 412+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/22/04 | Erica Werner - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A sweeping wilderness bill affecting 300,000 acres of Northern California forests, mountains and coastline is needed to shield some of the region's most spectacular areas from development, California lawmakers said. "The area is absolutely beautiful, it's breathtaking, it needs to be protected," Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, said Wednesday at a Senate Energy Committee subcommittee hearing on the legislation. Thompson's Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act, sponsored in the Senate by California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, would designate 300,000 acres in California's northern coastal counties as wilderness lands. The areas include portions of the...